Martin and Cheryl McCarthy
Clive and Sue Hill

Cardiff - Wales

21 April 2004

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I met Martin, Cheryl, Clive and Sue on the 21st and due to the fact that it was rather misty and rainy weather in Cape Town I suggested that we postpone our Cape Peninsula tour to another day however I suggested that our evening plans for dinner at the Africa Cafe should still remain as such 

 

The Hills and McCarthy's with Mwembe of the Africa Cafe

21 April was Martin and Cheryl's 25th wedding anniversary and we pulled a surprise party on them at the Africa cafe. The below pictures show some of the fun happening during the evening

 

 

 

 

 

 


22 April 2004 

 

We started our day with breakfast at the "Mugg and Bean" as can be seen from the below photo.

 

 

Clive, Sue and Martin at the Afrikaans Language Monument in Paarl

 

Sue touching the water fountain in the centre of the monument.

We moved on to The Butterfly farm near to Franschhoek where I took the below photos.

 

Martin admires a hornbill type bird

 

Clive with his "friend" the iguana

 

Clive looks on worroedly about what will happen to his friend - I am referring to Martin JJ

 

Watching butterflies hatching from pupas

 

We stopped in at "Die Dros" in Stellenbosch for a pub type lunch

 

The McCarthy's pictured at Mooiberg farm stall buying fruit and wine

 

Clive and Sue pictured at Mooiberg far  stall sampling some of the liqueurs

We travelled on to Rust en Vrede wine estate where we enjoyed a great winetasting and then explored the farm viewing its wonderful Cape Dutch homesteads and enjoying its fabulous views

 

We travelled on to Kayamandi township where the next pictures were taken.

 

Mzwake explains township life to the foursome while in Nosandile's shack home

 

Posing with Nozandile and her som Laduma

We travelled to the Ikamva Lethu Centre where we enjoyed with Bana Boghotso

 

 

 

 

After our visit to Kayamandi we ended our day by moving on to Moyo for dinner where I took the next 4 photos.

 

 

 

Drinking buddies at Moyo. JJ


23 April 2004

 

We started our day by visiting Table Mountain.

 

 

Doing the Titanic on Table Mountain

 

Doing the "Table Mountain shuffle" JJ

 

 

Clive  sits next to one of the locals dassies (hyrax)

 

Having fun with the signage above the urinal  in the men's toilet

 

In the cable car

We stopped in at Newlands rugby ground where Stormers shirts were bought Cheryl

 

Clive and Martin listening attentively to John our guide at Newlands rugby ground

We travelled on to Kalk Bay and went into the harbour where Bernard a local fisherman see in the above picture explained al the types of fish to the foursome

 

We had a great lunch at Kalkies in Kalk Bay

 

Clive and Sue at the penguin colony

 

After our visit to the Penguins we moved on to the Cape Of Good Hope Nature Reserve

Before picture while at Cape Point JJ

After picture while at Cape Point  JJ

 

The foursome with the Cape Of Good Hope in the background

 

Shopping for ostrich eggs at the curio stall outside Cape Point

We travelled along the Atlantic Ocean coastline and onto Chapmans Peak

Sunset on Chapmans Peak

 

The ladies enjoying sunset on Chapmans

Cheers to Cape Town!

 


This was an absolutely wonderful tour. As the last picture on this website shows the Hill's and McCarthy's were a fun a minute group to tour with. Much enjoyment was had by all and our tour truly was a non stop fun event. The foursome also were very keen to learn all about South Africa and much was spoken about as to what South Africa is all about at present. All in all this was a great tour that will be difficult to forget.

THANKS FOR ALL

MARTIN and CHERYL
CLIVE and SUE